THE ARKANSAS BAPTIST State Convention (ABSC) is partnering with the Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) to provide Children’s Ministry Day Feb. 14. Every year in February, thousands of children across North America participate in hands-on ministry projects on the same day in their local communities.
WMU created Children’s Ministry Day to move children out of their churches and into their communities to do missions, according to the WMU website.
Participants can choose from a variety of activities, such as feeding the hungry or visiting shut-ins. Church leaders are responsible for creating service projects and are encouraged to research ways children can meet specific needs in their communities.
“Children’s Ministry Day provides a platform for children to get involved in missions and ministry in their own community,” said Charity Gardner, ABSC missions team member.
Gardner has seen this event become a great opportunity for children to experience ministry with the adults.
“Over the years, I have seen children getting to be the hands and feet of the Church while working alongside families and adults,” she said. “Children’s Ministry Day provides an opportunity to disciple children to follow Jesus and to love others.”
Children in grades one through six are invited to participate in this event. For more information, including a Children’s Ministry Day promotion pack, go to wmu.com/cmd. This event is made possible by gifts from Arkansas Baptists to the Cooperative Program.